The Angels lineup tonight features Chris Nelson getting his first start for the Angels. He will be batting eighth in place of Alberto Callaspo with last night's #8 hitter Chris Iannetta being bumped up to the seven slot.
Meanwhile the least walkingest leadoff hitter in all of baseball, Erick Aybar, remains ensconced in the #1 slot. What does Mike Scioscia knwo that we do not and how does it structure the logic of his decisions. Yes, the previous sentence is a fallacy as it posits the self-evident fact that logic is included in the decisions of Mike Scioscia - a total stretch by any analytical approach.
Okay okay, here is the lineup:
UPDATE: Hamilton Late Scratch with Back Spasms - Trumbo to RF, Albert to 1B Callaspo to 3B and Nelson DHing.
Aybar SS, Trout CF, Pujols 1B, Trumbo RF, Kendrick 2B, Callaspo 3B, Iannetta C, Nelson DH, Shuck LF
- Erick Aybar SS
- Mike Trout CF
- Albert Pujols DH
- Mark Trumbo 1B
- Josh Hamilton RF
- Howie Kendrick 2B
- Chris Iannetta C
- Chris Nelson 3B
- J.B. Shuck LF.
...and Jason Vargas on the mound. First pitch is at 7:05 PM... Hey is this the first-ever Angels lineup with two Chrisses in it? Will there be a souveni poster of this soon and the first pitch thrown out by Peter Chriss? Just asking.